Over the past few years alternatives to Java in and around the browser have been gaining traction, especially Macromedia Flash. Using Flex and ActionScript, you can write sophisticated browser-hosted or desktop interactive business applications. So is it time to toss out your webtop Java code?
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Fedora Frog is a GUI-based install script for Linux that automates the installation of things like Macromedia Flash, Adobe's PDF, and your browser.
Software maker Macromedia on Wednesday released a test version of Central, a new add-on for its widespread Flash animation format intended to make Internet information easily available offline. As previously reported, Macromedia hopes Central will expand the market for Flash developers by allowing them to create applications that don't depend on a Web browser.
Macromedia is including the Pocket PC in its strategy of leaving the browser behind
Macromedia hopes to make its Flash animation player a "first-class citizen" on PCs with a new addition that allows the software to operate outside of a Web browser.
Macromedia's redesigned home page is drawing criticism from customers, partly because it locks out some Web browsers, including Apple Computer's new Safari.
Opera will provide an embeddable browser for Macromedia to integrate into several of its Web development titles for Apple's Macintosh OS.